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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Outdoor Watering is Now Allowed Three Days Per Week on Designated Days

Stage II Moderate Water Conservation Alert - Outdoor Watering

In response to the intermission on the drought conditions in the State of California, the Chino Hills City Council approved the rolling back to a Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert effective immediately after their Council action on May 9, 2023.  The Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert allows for more outdoor irrigation, but still prohibits wasteful practices. Outdoor watering is now allowed three days per week on designated days based on street address. Residential addresses ending in an even number may use water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Residential addresses ending in odd number may use water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Non-residential addresses may use water on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Watering is prohibited between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The Stage II Water Alert outdoor irrigation requirements do not apply areas where recycled water flowing through purple pipes is used. Many of the City’s parks in the southern part of Chino Hills are irrigated using recycled water so residents may see parks being irrigated on different days than those included in the Alert. City parks, facilities, and public spaces that are not irrigated using recycled water will be irrigated on a schedule in accordance with the new Stage II Water Alert.

Additional Stage II Restrictions: 

  • Prohibits the application of water to hard surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas or irrigation causing runoff, etc.
  • Requires the repair of leaks within 48 hours of notification by the City
  • Prohibits use of a hose without a shut-off valve
  • Prohibits irrigating outdoor landscape during or 48 hours after measurable rain (1/10” or more within a 48-hour period)
  • Limits pool filling to the assigned watering days
  • Decorative water fountains at commercial properties may only be operated if the water is part of are circulating system
  • Vehicles, trailers, boats, and livestock can be washed with a hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle
  • Restaurants may not serve water unless the customer requests water
  • Water may not run off or leak from landscaped areas to streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers, or over watering
  • Fire hydrants may only be used for firefighting* 

 *An exception may be made for construction use through a City-designated meter when recycled water is not available. 

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Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert Flyer (PDF)